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Nosocomial Dermatitis Caused by Dermanyssus gallinae

  • A. P. Bellanger (a1), C. Bories (a1), F. Foulet (a1), S. Bretagne (a1) and F. Botterel (a1)...
Abstract

The mite Dermanyssus gallinae may cause pruritic dermatitis in humans. We describe a case of nosocomial infestation with D. gallinae from an abandoned pigeon nest suspended on the front wall of the Hôpital Henri Mondor near a window. Close surveillance and regular destruction of pigeon nests could prevent these incidents of infection in humans.

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Laboratoire de Parasito-logie-Mycologie, Hôpital Henri Mondor, 51 avenue du Général De Lattre de Tassigny, 94010 Créteil, France (francoise.botterel@hmn.aphp.fr)
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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